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Confabulation

Michael P. Alexander

in Mind and the Frontal Lobes

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199791569
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199919215 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791569.003.0012
Confabulation

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This chapter reviews the history of descriptions and analyses of confabulation. Confabulation has been consistently associated with lesions of prefrontal cortex and with executive function impairments. The implications of these correlations are considered. The two most prominent, current theories about the neuropsychological mechanism both revolve around notions of cognitive monitoring, but at quite different levels of processing. There is an overlap of lesion sites and cognitive deficits with other complex behavioral disorders such as Capgras Syndrome and prospective memory impairments also informs understanding confabulation

Keywords: confabulation; executive functions; prefrontal cortex; monitoring; Capgras Syndrome; prospective memory

Chapter.  7507 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuropsychology

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